Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-19 safety protocols are being enforced.


Crandall House:  Playground, tennis courts, volleyball court, fields and trails in Ashaway are open.

Jonnycake Center of Westerly: Food pantry and social services are open, Monday, noon to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Social services are also offered via phone and email. Weekly SPLASH meal kits are available for school-age children in need. To sign up for the kits, the pantry or social services, email scote@jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069, ext. 1. The Thrift Store is open Tuesdays for senior shopping, 9-11 a.m., and for all others, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Scheduled donations of household items are accepted by appointment only; email ThriftDonations@jonnycake.org. Donations of clothing and/or shoes may be made Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30 -3 p.m. via “Drive ‘n Drop” at the bins in the rear parking lot of the center. Food donations for the pantry must be scheduled by emailing FoodDonations@jonnycake.org. Visit jonnycake.org for more info.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center: Food pantry, Weekender Backpack, Keeping Babies Warm and Well, and Pet Shoppe programs are open for curbside pickup, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekender Backpack Program provides food to children who receive free/reduced school lunches every Friday. Donations of food will be accepted at the pantry door during those same hours. The senior transportation program is accepting applications. Unexpected Treasures Thrift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. On Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.-noon, the store is only open to seniors, pregnant woman and persons with compromised health. Donations of items are accepted Monday to Friday, 9-11 a.m. A personal shopper is available by calling 860-599–3287. A caseworker is available to answer questions and file utility applications remotely; call 860-599-3285. Visit pawcatuckneighborhoodcenter.org for more info.

RICan Food Pantry: Distributing food Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Friday 2-3 p.m. Staff will distribute food to clients’ cars. For more info, call 401-364-9412 or visit rhodeislandcan.org.

St. Vincent dePaul Society Food Pantry: Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly. Regular hours.

Stonington Human Services: Open by appointment only. Staff available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., by calling 860-535-5015.

WARM Center: Providing bagged lunches and dinner. Social Service Department operating by email and phone. Call 401-596-9276 ext. 102 and leave a message and someone will return the call. If in need of shelter, call 401-277-4316.


For updated coronavirus information, call the Rhode Island Department of Health info line at 401-222-8022, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., email RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov, or visit health.ri.gov/diseases/ncov2019.

Westerly Hospital: Call the coronavirus hotline at 203-688-1700.

Wood River Health Services: Westerly office reopened on a limited basis. Hope Valley office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Providers are on call after-hours for urgent matters. Call 401-539-2461 before coming into office for any appointment. For more info, visit woodriverhealthservices.org.


Ashaway Free Library: Open by appointment only; call 401-377-2770 to schedule. The bookdrop is open and fines are being waived. Hold pickups extended. For more info, visit ashawaylibrary.org

Bill Memorial Library: Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The hours of 10-11 a.m. are reserved for patrons over age 65 or those immunocompromised. Contact free pick-up still available. For more information, call 860-445-0392 or email staff.billmemorial@gmail.com

Clark Memorial Library: Open on a limited basis. Curbside pickup is still available. For more info, call 401-364-6100, or visit clarklib.org.

Cross’ Mills Public Library: Open on a limited basis. Curbside pickup is still available. Items may be returned in the book drops and fines will be waived. For more info, call 401-364-6211 or email staff@crossmills.org.

Groton Library: Open on a limited basis. Curbside pickup service is still available. Overdue fees will not be charged at this time. For more info, visit grotonpl.org or call 860-441-6750.

Langworthy Library: Open by appointment only; call 401-539-2851 to schedule. Curbside pickup is still available. For more info, call 401-539-2851, email langworthylibrary@gmail.com or visit langworthylibrary.org.

Mystic & Noank Library: Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact-free pick-up still available. For more info, call 860-536-7721, email info@mysticnoanklibrary.org or visit mysticnoanklibrary.org for more information.

Stonington Free Library: Staff are answering phone and email inquiries. Curbside pickup of books is available. To place a hold, visit your online library account, email stonlib@stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The book drop is now open. Overdue fines are waived until Oct. 15. Visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org for more info.

Westerly Library: Open by appointment only; call 401-596-2877, ext. 930, for circulation; or ext. 311, for computer lab. Takeout service is still available. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more info.

Wheeler Library: Open on a limited basis Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Curbside service or home delivery is still available for NoSto residents. Call or text 860-535-0383 or email wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com with requests. For more info, visit wheelerlibrary.org.


Aldi: Open 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior citizens and expectant mothers. Open to all 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Friday to Monday.

Big Y Mystic: Open 7 a.m.-8 a.m. daily for customers 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems.

Dunns Corners Market: Regular summer hours.

McQuade’s Marketplace: Westerly and Mystic locations open 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday to Saturday, & a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. The hour from 7-8 a.m. is reserved for seniors age 60 and older. Caregivers may accompany seniors. The Galley Restaurant in Mystic is closed.

Richmond Farms Fresh Market: Open daily 7:30-8 a.m. for senior citizens over age 65 and one helper to shop. Open to all ages Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Only one person per vehicle/household is allowed into store.

Sandy’s Fine Food Emporium: Open 7:30-8:30 a.m. for customers age 60 and older. Number of customers in the store at one time limited to 12.

Shorecrest Store: Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Accepting call-in orders if necessary for curbside delivery. Call 401-596-2121 to order.

Stop & Shop: Stores in Westerly, Pawcatuck and Richmond open daily from 6-7:30 a.m. for those 60 and over and customers with weakened immune systems. Regular hours for general public.

Walmart: Open daily 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The store is open on Tuesday, from 6-7 a.m. for ages 60 and older.


Bank of America:  Branch lobbies are closed. ATMs are available at Westerly, 9 Franklin St.; Mystic , 4 Williams Ave.; and Groton, 738 Long Hill Road. 

Charter Oak Credit Union: Branch lobbies are open; Mystic and Pawcatuck branch lobbies, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; drive-up lanes, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Online services, night drop and ATM available. For more info, call 860-445-4636 or visit charteroak.org.

Citizens Bank: Regular hours.

Dime Bank: Drive-up windows only. For other banking services, call local branch. For more info, visit dime-bank.com/health.

Jewett City Savings Bank: Pawcatuck branch open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- noon.

Washington Trust: Branch lobbies and drive-up banking open regular business hours; ATMs available. Customers may call 800-475-2265 for account info or visit washtrust.com.

Westerly Community Credit Union: Lobbies are open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday, by appointment only, 9 a.m.- noon. Dunn’s Corners lobby is open by appointment only Monday-Friday. Drive-thru lanes open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.- noon. For more info, visit westerlyccu.com/Coronavirus_Update.


Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly: Closed. Exhibitions are available for viewing online at westerlyarts.com.

Babcock-Smith House Museum: Open for tours at Thursday through Sunday, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Reservations required by calling 401-596-5704. Visit babcocksmithhouse.org for more info.

Chorus of Westerly: Offices and Kent Hall closed.

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center: Natural History exhibits open Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The trails are open to the public. The center is also hosting online events. Visit facebook.com/DPNCenter or dpnc.org for more information.

Granite Theatre: 2020 season postponed.

Kettle Pond Visitor Center: Activities are canceled. Trails open for hiking.

La Grua Center: Closed with virtual events available. Visit lagruacenter.org for more information.

Mystic Aquarium: Open. Tickets available at mysticaquarium.org/visit/tickets/. For more info, visit MysticAquarium.org/Reopen.

Mystic Seaport Museum: Open. For more info, visit mysticseaport.org.

Ocean Community YMCA: Westerly, Naik and Arcadia branches are open by appointment. Visit oceancommunityymca.org for more info.

Perryville Grange #14: Meetings suspended. For more info, call Katie Martin at 401-742-5701 or Kristen Flynn at 401-499-3018.

Stonington Community Center: The Como is open by appointment only. Reservations are required. Childcare has reopened with limited spaces. For more information, call 860-535-2576.

Stonington Community Center Thrift Shop: Open. Customers can purchase items online at thecomo.org/shopthrift or on the COMO Thrift Facebook group “Stonington COMO Thrift Shoppers.” Curbside pickup and shipping options available.

Stonington Transfer Station:  Open regular hours.

Tri-County Community Action Agency: Head Start classrooms reopened with reduced class sizes. The program is now recruiting for fall enrollment. Visit TriCountyRI.org or call 401-604-0098 for more info.

Westerly Armory: Open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., for tours of the Armory's museum and the building itself. Tours are free of charge.

Westerly Education Center: Open. Visit westerlyedcenter.org/news/COVID/ for more info.

Westerly Recreation Department: Town beaches open. Playgrounds closed. Some recreation areas now open and summer programs are open for registration. For more info, visit westerlyri.myrec.com/info

Westerly Transfer Station: Open.

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